Go camping with your Solar Products!

 Camping has been a long tradition in America. Camping was so popularized by the Boy Scouts of America that it became one of their core activities. Nowadays, there are all sorts of different types and styles of campsites to explore! Whether you're into luxury or roughing it, there's a spot for everyone out there. Camping is a fun activity for all ages. It's exciting, adventurous, and lets people get closer to nature! Camping allows you to escape the noise of everyday life in favor of quiet, relaxing days full of fresh air and beautiful views. It is a fun activity that brings friends and family together. It's a perfect time to get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and enjoy nature. It is also a lot more affordable than you think, especially if you opt for a free campsite instead of a paid one. You can also save money by borrowing equipment from friends or relatives who already have it. Plus, there are many ways to cut costs while still having an amazing trip.


 One thing that can make or break your camping trip is what you bring with you. There are essentials that everyone should have, but there are also things that people often overpack and end up not using at all! Here's a list of a few items you don't want to forget when going on your next camping adventure: A good tent - this might be one of the most important things to keep in mind when planning for your trip. You want something durable enough so it won't collapse during windy days, waterproof so rain doesn't soak through, and roomy enough for two people (or more!) to sleep comfortably. Food and water (bottles or canteens). It's easy to underestimate how much food and water you will need when camping, bring extra just in case! Sleeping bag can also double as blankets if it gets chilly at night. Flashlight/headlamp, extra batteries, first aid kit, matches, flint, garbage bag, extra clothes if it rains, plates and utensils, chairs, sunblock, toilet paper, compass, and Calamine lotion. Bug spray is also good to have to keep pesky mosquitos at bay. Finally, don't forget about your phone! Even though we're trying to unplug sometimes our devices can come in handy for taking pictures or if we need to make an emergency call. One thing I wish I had when I went camping was a solar charger. Solar chargers come in handy because they are charged by the sun and you can carry them to power all your electronics for your whole trip. Some great solar chargers are the Steady Sol Gen 2 from Evolution Wear. It's great because it has a 14W output and has a built-in solar panel and is lightweight to carry. They also have their Rapid Sol Gen that has a 14w output and it 3200 MAH built-in battery that can be used at the night as well. 


            Whether you go camping in winter or summer there are lots of activities to do. I feel the best time to go camping is in the summer because you have more options on what to do and the weather is not too cold to be outside most of your trip.  If you're looking for something fun and adventurous to do on your next camping trip, here are some activities that will keep you entertained! You can go hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, or canoeing. Campfires with s'mores can be a great way to spend an evening! There's also fishing if the campsite allows it. If not then try going on a geocaching hunt around campgrounds or nearby parks. You'll never know what kind of treasures await! If you are someone that wants something less physical then you can try playing cards with friends or board games. Catch Phrase or charades are a big hit when it comes to involving everyone in your camping party. If you are an early riser then you can go for an early morning dip in the lake or river to refresh yourself. Tubing is also a big hit with any age group. If You go camping in the winter then there are plenty of activities to do. You can go snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and building a snowman. Building a snow fort is a hit with little children especially if you have a snowball fight after! Sledding is always a favorite activity when it comes to snow play! Grab some sleds and head out on any hillside to fly down at breakneck speeds! If you're not up for the challenge, you might want to try making your toboggan instead. Toboggans make for easy coasting around hillsides without much exertion required by anyone involved.